The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) began 2021 with a renewed focus on providing catalytic leadership for the challenges facing the local business community.
The OACC Board of Directors met on January 21 under the leadership of incoming Board Chair, Traci Carmony. Carmony is employed by The University of Akron Wayne College as the Community Relations Manager and has served as a member of the OACC Board since 2018.
“It is a privilege to serve as this year’s board chair.” stated Carmony. “In these uncertain times, we’ve all been challenged, and the Orrville Area Chamber will continue to serve as an essential resource for our members as we navigate the steps forward together.”
Joining Carmony on the Executive Committee as First Vice Chair is Kristin Endsley, Planning and Community Development Manager, City of Orrville. Lexi Nussbaum, General Manager Fitness Facilities for Jarrett Companies will serve as Second Vice Chair. Dave Hershey, Business Development Director, Weaver Commercial Contractor and 2020 Board Chair will continue to provide leadership in the role of past chair.
It is important to understand that oversight for OACC operations is provided entirely by a local Board of Directors comprised of sixteen representatives of Chamber member businesses. Board members are business owners, employees and residents of the local area. They are accountable to more than 320 businesses and organizations that hold membership in the Chamber. It is their leadership which has positioned OACC as an essential resource for the local business community.
Four new Directors have been appointed to the OACC Board. Beginning three-year terms of service are Heather Ogi, Branch Manager, Spherion Mid-Ohio Orrville; Josh Nolan, Executive Director, Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club, and Bryan Troyer, Manger Programs and Contracts, MOOG Flo-Tork. Joe Kennedy, owner, Expert T’s will complete a two-year term.
OACC is a 501c6 not-for-profit corporation registered to operate in the State of Ohio. The OACC receives no funding from the local, state or federal government and did not seek CARES Act funding when eligibility was extended to include associations in December. Revenue is generated annually through local membership investments and the services provided by the Chamber to help members achieve their goals.
The OACC will hold their 105th Annual Meeting and State of the Chamber Address as a virtual conference, February 18. The event, sponsored by The Commercial and Savings Bank, will include entertaining pre-conference networking, a historic 2020 year in review, and break out discussion rooms intended to engage members in conversation around the challenges facing our local business community. For more information and to register visit www.orrvillechamber.com.
The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce was founded July 20, 1915 and has been helping businesses thrive in Orrville and the vicinity of eastern Wayne County, Ohio for one hundred five years. Learn more about how the OACC can be a resource for your business by visiting www.orrvillechamber.com